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Disney Working on Printed Optics

Disney Working on Printed Optics

3D printed chess with optical and electronical component (Credit: Karl D.D. Willis) Researchers working for Disney Research in Pittsburgh have demonstrated how different types of electronics and optic components can be created using a 3D printer. These components can be ...

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Robotic Snakes

Robotic Snakes

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science have recently developed several models of robotic snakes. Nicknamed ‘snakebots’, these were shown to maneuver with surprising similarity to real, living snakes. Already the technology has attracted several potential customers and ...

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Scarab Lunar Rover

Scarab Lunar Rover

Researchers at the Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have designed a new lunar rover capable of being both a full scientific research platform and a drilling platform. Designed to operate in wildly changing terrain, drive ...

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Scarab – Autonomous Lunar Rover

Scarab – Autonomous Lunar Rover

The Lunar Rover Initiative – a group of researchers from the Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, has recently developed a moon rover named Scarab. Scarab’s main mission is to investigate polar craters of the moon which might ...

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HeartLander – Stays Right on Your Heart

HeartLander – Stays Right on Your Heart

A new robot developed by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburg is able to reach distant locations on the surface of a beating heart, and to carry out several operations on the heart’s surface. The HeartLander ...

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Waalbot – Wall Climbing Robot

Waalbot – Wall Climbing Robot

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a series of robots capable of climbing walls. Inspired by geckos that use tiny fibers located on their feet to adhere to almost any surface, the Waalbot is capable of simple surface locomotion. ...

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Plastic Transistors in Future Flexible Displays

A new organic semiconductors transistor production process was recently reported by scientists from Carnegie Mellon University. This development makes the production of plastic transistors with enhanced electrical and mechanical properties possible.   Nanowire assembly of a block copolymer (rr-PH3T and ...

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Miniature Strider-Bot Walks on Water

Miniature Strider-Bot Walks on Water

In 2006, researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University created a unique spider-bot capable of walking on water. The robot could ultimately be equipped with biochemical sensors for monitoring water quality or deployed with cameras for spying or exploration missions of ...

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Crusher UGCV

Crusher UGCV

Carnegie Mellon’s 6.5-ton “Crusher” combines strength and mobility to create an extremely robust, unmanned vehicle that can function on its own in challenging off-road terrain. The project is known as UPI, which stands for Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (UGCV) PerceptOR ...

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